My Kinda Life
Written by: ThomasZoey3000
Lisa called an ambulance, and we were soon on our way to the hospital. I was riding along with Kaede, all the while I was thinking that I had let Kaede down.
We soon arrived at the hospital, I was running side by side with Kaede's strecther.
"Kaede, everything's going to be okay," I kept saying to her.
She still didn't say anything, but a nurse did, "watch out sir!" I wasn't watching where I was going and my right shoulder went smacking into a wall, "are you okay?"
"I'm fine!" I called.
They hurried inside, now all I could do...was to wait...and hope.
I waited out in the waiting room, feeling really bad, "if only I had stayed with her," I said quickly to myself, "then maybe those knuckleheads wouldn't have hurted her. I am so stupid!"
This time, there was no one nearby to tell me that I wasn't.
I had to wait another three minutes, until a doctor finally came out to see me.
"Is she okay?" I asked.
"Are you a member of her family?"
"I'm her boyfriend! Just tell me, is she okay?"
"She's fine, she's just got a few bumps here and there, but she is okay."
I sighed deeply in relief, "in that case, I better go get the truck."
"Why? Are you gonna go home?"
"Yeah, with Kaede. You said that she was okay, so she can home right now, right?"
"Actually, that's what I need to talk to you about. She is okay, but the attack has left her out cold. I'm afraid that she may never wake up ever again."
That was all I did not want to hear, "she's never going to...no, no this can't be true."
"Ah, cheer up kid, there are plenty of pretty girls in this city, I'm sure that you find a new girlfriend in a few months."
I certainly didn't need to hear that! I don't know what got over me, for it was at that point that I grabbed the doctor by the collar of his labcoat and threw him to the wall. Thankfully, there was no one else around.
"I don't want a new girlfriend!" I snapped at him, "I love Kaede, and Kaede alone."
"I'm sorry, but there is nothing we can do at this point."
"No," I groaned, I was letting go of his jacket and he came to the ground gently, "this can't be true...it just can't be." A few tears started to appear in my eyes, then I looked back to the doctor, "can I go in and see her?"
"Yes you can," he answered, "but I'm afraid that she won't wake up."
I walked over to her room, she was just laying there on the bed, she wasn't smiling and her eyes were shut. I stood there in front of her for a long period of time without saying a single word - until I couldn't hold it in, I finally broke down and cried out a lot of tears. I got down on my knees and buried my face in the sheets of Kaede's bed.
"I'm so sorry Kaede, I'm sorry. This is all fault! I'm sorry...I'm sorry..."
I couldn't say anymore, my tears kept on pouring out and I was really crying at that point, I'm sure that everyone heard me. The doctors heard me, but didn't tell me to be quiet, they just left us alone.
At around midnight, the visitors had to leave, except for me. The doctors didn't bother telling me to go home. Besides, even if I did, I would be able to get any sleep.
I had stopped crying an hour ago, but once again, I started up all over again.
"Kaede, I don't know...if you can hear my voice," I said while crying, "but if you can, I just want you to know that I am sorry for what happened. I can understand if you don't want to talk to me again...just please...open your eyes...I love you Kaede!..."
I really broke down in tears at this given point, I was feeling alone without Kaede to talk to, or to hug, or to kiss, or...I think you get the idea. Even though I was with her, it just wasn't the same. To be honest with you, I felt completely alone, just like I did before I met Kaede.
A couple of minutes after I said those things, it was nothing short of a miricle. First, Kaede's pinky on the right hand moved, then the rest of her hand moved, then the other hand moved. Then her eyes opened.
"Where am I?" she asked quietly. She looked around, and soon relieased that she was in a hospital, "what am I doing here?"
Then she heard some crying from the right side of her bed, and noticed me there, still saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry", over and over again.
Even though I was crying, Kaede was still smiling (mostly cause she was happy to see me there). She then lifted her right hand and placed it on my left shoulder, then she started rubbing it softly and saying "Matthew, Matthew."
"Huh?" I looked up a little confused, "I must have been dreaming, cause for a second there, I thought I heard Kaede's voice again."
Well I heard that for sure, I looked to my left - and saw Kaede, wide awake! I gasped at that very moment, I just couldn't believe that she was awake, even after hearing the doctor say that she would never wake up again.
"Hello Matthew, what am I doing in a hospital?" I wasn't able to answer her question, I was just shocked, "what's wrong Matthew?"
I still didn't answer her back. I had more tears in my eyes, my lips quivered, then finally..."KAEDE!" I shouted. I got up from the side of the bed, and wrapped my arms around her and held her close to me. Much to her surprise, I was crying.
"I'm so sorry Kaede, it's all fault that you got attacked, I never meant for this to happen. I can understand if you don't want to talk to me ever again, I'm just so happy to see you're okay and awake too. I'm so sorry!"
I couldn't stop myself, I just continued to cry even more.
Then came a big surprise, well to me anyways, Kaede wrapped her arms around me, and started rubbing my back nice and gently.
"Matthew, I don't blame you. This wasn't your fault."
"Yes it is!" I said while still crying, "if it wasn't for me, those knuckleheads would never have come to the house and attacked you."
"It wasn't your fault," she said kindly, "you never asked them to come to Tokyo, they came here for their own reasons, this had nothing to do with you."
"So, you don't blame me?"
"Of course not, I would never blame you for anything. I love you, Matthew."
I let go for a second and looked Kaede in the eyes, I was still crying a little, but at this time, I was smiling.
"Kaede, I love you too."
We then hugged again for a couple more minutes. After we were hugging, Kaede wiped my tears away gently, all the while, she was still smiling at me. We were quiet for a while, until Kaede heard my stomuch growling.
"Why don't you go home and eat something, okay?"
"But Kaede, I don't want to leave you. I...did see a vending machine in the lobby, I could get something there, then come back here. Would that be okay?"
"Of course it is."
"Okay, I won't be gone for too long," I got up from the side of her bed and walked over to the door, "Kaede," I called as I stopped by the doorway, "I love you."
"I love you too Matthew."
I smiled to her as I walked out of my room, and walked over to the lobby.
It was completely empty in the lobby, and thankfully there were up to six vending machines in there. As I putting some coins into the machine, I burst down in tears again, only during this time, I was a little bit happy.
"She's alive, she's alive...thank you, thank you," I was saying.
"That's stupid!" cried a few voices, "he's being a stupid little crybaby!"
As soon as I heard those voices, my anger grew up again, like I wanted to punch them again.
"You idoits!" I shouted, I turned around to face them. I had some tears coming down from my eyes, but I was really angry, "you nearly killed Kaede! That is unforgiveable!"
"Well maybe if you..." Connor began, but was cut off by me.
"I've had enough of your stupid antics! Everytime I see you guys, you're always trying to take me away from Kaede and force me to move back to Canada, but I am going to say this again...since you idiots have a hearing problem! I...am...not...going...BACK!"
My voice echoed throughout the entire lobby, but I didn't care.
"Why Matthew?" asked Jeff, "why do you want to stay here? You can get all this back in Canada."
"Sure, I can get a job back in Canada, and I can get a new home, but I can't get another Kaede. She's the main reason I want to stay here, along with all my friends, but she is the main reason why I want to stay here," I went quiet for a minute, thinking about the good times that Kaede and I shared, "she is my main reason for living and the main reason why I'm here. I owe my life to Kaede..."
I had my back turned to the four knuckleheads, they were silent after I said that. Then I spun around and looked at them with an angry look on my face, "what you four did tonight is more than just unforgiveable. It's disgraceful, dispicable and down right stupid too! I knew you four were stupid and would sink to any low, but I never expected you to do this!"
"So, what do you want us to do about it?" asked Ryan.
"You're still not listening, are you? Or is it because you four don't care?" I asked angerily, they didn't answer me, "if you had killed her, you would have gotten a worse treatment than what you got back at the house."
Again, they were silent...for a while.
"So, what are you going to do to us?" asked Patrick.
"Well, considering that you four didn't kill her, I'm going to leave you with two choices...one: You can go back to Canada, and never come back...and you go without me!"
"What?" Connor asked in complete shock.
"I'm not done here," I continued, "for the second choice: If you don't, then I shall beat you up, and should you try to run, then I will inform Damon of what you did, and he will make sure that you stupid knuckleheads go back to jail...for good!"
They went silent for a minute, until Connor spoke up, "okay then, let's go back to Canada!"
"Fine!" pouted Jeff.
"Bye Gagnon!" said Ryan.
Patrick was the last one there, still staring over to me, "Matthew, just for the record, we never meant to harm you, things just got out of control...you know how it is."
"It's a little something called change," I said, "think about it."
"I did, a couple years ago...I remember saying that to you."
"Well, I did change, but unlike you four, I didn't become a bad guy and I certainly don't go out looking for fights. Now I want to know, why do you guys think that Kaede isn't my type?"
"You don't have an answer, do you?" Again, he went silent, "just as I thought...good bye, Patrick!"
Patrick was still silent, but he did turn around and he walked away out of the lobby and out to the streets. I stayed in that lobby for thirty seconds, sighed a deep sigh of relief, then I headed off back to Kaede's room.
When I got back into the room, she was still sitting on the bed, and looking out the window.
"Hi Kaede, sorry that took so long, but I had to deal with the four knuckleheads in the lobby."
"They're here?" Kaede looked scared again.
"Nope, they're gone now. I gave them the choice of leaving and to never return, or I would turn them over to Damon. They decided to run and never come back...sounds better than fighting, right?"
"Yeah, that is good."
I showed Kaede all the food and drinks that I got from the vending machines, "I know it's not much, but it should help for a while. Meanwhile, I better call everyone at the house and let them know what's going on."
Thankfully there was a phone in the room, I dailed the number and called the house. Naomi was the one who answered it.
"Are you okay, Big Bro?"
"Yeah I'm okay and so is a certain someone, if you want to talk to her..."
I handed the phone over to Kaede, "hello Naomi."
"Kaede...you're okay...SHE'S OKAY!"
Even from where I was standing, I could hear everyone cheering.
After the phone call was made, Kaede and I started eating the food that I brought in, well...Kaede was, I wasn't eating anything.
"Aren't you hungry Matthew?"
"No, I'm not hungry."
We then heard a growling sound from my stomuch again, "your stomuch says otherwise," she said.
"Yeah I guess so," I chuckled, Kaede was giggling as soon as I had said that, then she noticed that I was looking serious again.
"Is something wrong?"
"No, nothing's wrong. I was just thinking about what happened tonight. When you were out cold, I was feeling lonely again, the last time I ever felt that, before the sleepover, was when I was back in Canada. I didn't like that feeling then, and I certainly didn't like now."
"Oh Matthew," Kaede said quietly.
"But when you woke up, I didn't feel lonely anymore..."
I went silent for less than a minute, then I spoke up again, "It's like what you said that night of the sleepover, we don't like being apart from each other. I hope you don't mind if I say this, but I don't want to be away from you."
"I don't mind if you say that, cause I feel the same way."
"It's like we're perfect matches for each other."
"Yeah, that's true."
For the next minute, Kaede and I ate some of the food, (this time I did eat something), "Kaede, there's a really important question that I want to ask you...and I hope you don't mind if I ask this..."
"I won't mind, what is it Matthew?"
"Well Kaede, the truth is...is that I don't want to be away from you, which is why I'm asking you - when the time comes, will you...take my hand in marriage?"
"What?" Kaede looked over to me surprised.
"Well, you don't need to answer that question now...you can answer me later on, it's just, I don't know how I could go on without you..." I was just about ready to cry again, when I felt Kaede's right on my left hand.
"Matthew, there's no need to cry. I will answer your question, my answer will be, 'yes', yes I will."
I gasped at that moment, "you mean it?"
"Of course I do, cause I don't want to spend one day without you, I love you so much Matthew and I want to be the best wife you could ever ask for."
At that moment, tears started coming down from my eyes again, only this time, I was smiling and those were happy tears. Kaede and I then hugged at very moment, smiling throughout that time.
"Thank you so much Kaede," I said happily, "I love you."
"And I love you too," she smiled too.
"Wake up!" shouted a voice, the very next morning. I opened my eyes and saw the same doctor from yesterday.
"Oh, good morning doctor."
"Good morning. Listen, I know that you love that girl alot, but you can't stay here forever. You might want to go out and look for a new girlfriend."
"Is that so?" I asked curiously.
"Afraid so," he said.
"Well then, why don't we ask someone else of their opinion," I then looked over to the sleeping Kaede, "what do you think, Kaede? Do you think this doctor is right about me looking for a new girlfriend?"
Kaede then opened her eyes, she had her trademark smile on her face again, then she got up and looked over to the doctor, "no, I don't think that Matthew should go out to look for a new girlfriend."
"What?" The Doctor was in complete shock, "but...you...what...you..."
"For once, he's speechless," I chuckled and Kaede giggled.
The doctor continued to look shocked for less than a minute, then he looked at us with a professional look on his face, "well Ms. Fuyou, as I told your boyfriend yesterday, you didn't break anything, you only got a few bruises here and there, but I'm sure they'll go away soon."
"So, can she go home?" I asked.
"Yes, she can go home...do you have a way of getting back to your house?"
"Yes," she answered, then she looked over to me.
"I'll be happy to drive you home..."
"Wait, do you..."
"We do live together," Kaede and I answered in unison.
"I've been living with Kaede ever since she invited me to move in with her back in September."
"Wow!" the Doctor said, then he looked over to Kaede, "you're very lucky to have a wonderful friend like him."
"Not just a friend, he's my boyfriend."
Kaede held out her right hand, and I grabbed it softly with my left hand. We then started to blush, while we held hands.
Throughout the rest of the day and the next day, Daisy, Naomi, Primula and I helped Kaede out with alot of the housework. She was grateful for all the help, especially from me. It seemed like that Kaede and I were even closer than ever.
During the night, Kaede and I would talk about our childhood, teenage days and talk about all the good times we have.
Then during the day, we would hang out with our friends, like my pals from the Sodor Island Forums, or any of our other friends. Although, when it came to Lisa, I tried hard to duck her slaps on the back, but that was an impossiblity.
"It's just who I am," she smiled.
"I know," I groaned, "and I don't want that to change."
Then two days after Kaede was released from the hospital, we both went to the dockyards to say good-bye to my father.
"I wish I could stay a little longer," he said, "but I have to get back to work soon."
"Well, it was an honor to have you come here for a visit," I said kindly to him, "and I hope that you'll come back to see us again."
"Oh don't worry, I will," he smiled, then he looked over to Kaede, "it was an honor to see you again, Ms. Kaede, will you promise to look after my son?"
Then he looked over to me, "and will you promise to look out for Kaede?"
"I will," I promised.
I shook his hand at that very moment, then after letting go, he walked off to the ship. He waved to the two of us, and we waved back until the ship was out of sight.
So I bet you're wondering, will Kaede and I stay together forever? Well, I think you know the answer to that question, cause the answer is obvious...yes!
Later that night, I was waiting in one of the sunflower fields, waiting for Kaede.
I smiled as I heard her voice, "Kaede."
Kaede smiled too, then she ran over towards me, I turned around to see her running.
"Matthew!" she cried.
"Kaede!" I cried, as we both wrapped our arms around each other and we spun around in a circle once.
"I love you," smiled Kaede.
"And I love you too," I smiled to her, "and I promise, I'll always be here for you, always."
Kaede placed her head on my chest as we continued to hug for less than a minute, then (while some of our friends watched from a distance), Kaede and I kissed on the lips.
All of our friends shouted "Way to Go Matthew!" or "Way to Go Kaede!"
"They were meant to be together," Leah smiled happily.
Some people say that they have a cursed life, some people say that they have a blessed life. For me, I started off with a cursed life, and now my life is like a blessed dream come true. Being here in the city of Tokyo, being with my friends and family, and being with Kaede makes me know that this is 'My Kinda Life'.